In today’s world, it’s almost impossible not to be involved with social media. It has become a huge part of daily communication and a main source for news. It has amplified the importance of building and protecting your reputation. When it comes to your reputation on these platforms, posting the wrong photo, quote, or phrase can easily damage the character and impressions you’ve worked to build. The question to keep in mind before you post something is, “How will this post affect my career?”
One insensitive tweet, a thoughtless Facebook post, an inappropriate Instagram photo, an offhand comment on LinkedIn, can cause some damage. Anything can be misconstrued, taken out of context, or over-hyped. All of your accomplishments, all of your successes, every performance measure you’ve met or blown out of the water, all of that speaks to your professional reputation. Don’t destroy what you’ve been working so hard to build up.